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Author Topic: [Poll: 2008.25]: What have you done to reduce your fuel expenses? Back to Topics
JT
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2008 12:01:00 AM

What have you done to reduce your fuel expenses?
I use public transportation/bike/walk
I carpool
I limit my driving/Work at home
I drive slower than before
I purchased a more fuel-efficient vehicle
I switched to an alternative fuel
I have made no changes for this purpose
Don't know
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TheTitan
All-Star Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Aug 9, 2009 1:29:48 AM

drive at around speed limit
MnSwede
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 17, 2009 12:26:31 PM

drive slower
cardjim
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Jul 16, 2009 4:55:53 PM

drive less
MnSwede
Champion Author Twin Cities

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2009 7:01:53 PM

drive slower
leveit2clever
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jul 13, 2009 4:58:35 PM

I limit driving to necessities.
ried
Sophomore Author Ventura

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Message Posted: Apr 7, 2009 6:44:21 PM

Ride the Bus
Ram2500FL
All-Star Author Jacksonville

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Message Posted: Mar 21, 2009 12:50:12 PM

Alternate fuel (propane injection)
66mustangfb
Champion Author Missouri

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Message Posted: Mar 17, 2009 12:06:15 PM

Drive less
tenshi
Veteran Author Stockton

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Message Posted: Feb 18, 2009 12:12:06 AM

I drive slower than before
Z51Corvette
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Message Posted: Dec 28, 2008 11:39:30 PM

drive fewer miles...drive slower...had a tune up... new air filter...
higginbotham194
All-Star Author Alabama

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Message Posted: Dec 27, 2008 10:59:35 PM

Reduced speed, decreased acceleration, rolled slowly to lights and stop signs. I also use a fuel Injection that works great.
gasman14
All-Star Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Dec 21, 2008 10:31:00 AM

I limit my driving
Blubberpuppy
Champion Author Baltimore

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Message Posted: Dec 8, 2008 12:56:38 PM

Have continued to limit driving to what is necessary and combined destinations during travel.
dongo50
Champion Author West Virginia

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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2008 7:30:50 AM

nothing
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2008 7:08:46 AM

Slowed down.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2008 11:23:05 AM

Slowed down.
Stevedog
Champion Author Michigan

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Message Posted: Nov 28, 2008 12:20:02 AM

Rode my bike until the snow and ice showed up..
lidude25
Sophomore Author California

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Message Posted: Nov 22, 2008 1:17:22 AM

Yes, carpool, drive less, bought a Prius and drive slower.
rjr54
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Nov 21, 2008 8:07:11 PM

I sold my Ram and bought a Corolla.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Nov 20, 2008 8:56:32 AM

Slowed down.
solo2
Sophomore Author Calgary

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Message Posted: Nov 13, 2008 1:47:09 PM

No change
whaledaker
Veteran Author Los Angeles

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Message Posted: Nov 12, 2008 3:30:44 PM

I bought a bicycle and now ride when possible instead of giving them more profit than they already have.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Nov 11, 2008 10:26:06 AM

Slowed down.
ragtopdriver1
Sophomore Author San Jose

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2008 10:11:11 PM

I drive slower, plan my route to eliminate separate shopping trips, and I don't drive anywhere just to window shop prices, materials, etc. anymore. The result is more days with no vehicle movement at all.
preacherGA
Rookie Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2008 9:18:28 PM

I get under the wheel and make my wife push me. No, I don't go as much as before, and make every trip count.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 24, 2008 12:08:20 PM

Slowed down.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 23, 2008 8:31:16 AM

Slowed down.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 18, 2008 9:29:47 AM

I have slowed down.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 16, 2008 9:01:37 AM

I have slowed down.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 15, 2008 11:19:50 AM

I have slowed down.
Z51Corvette
Champion Author Austin

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2008 10:01:06 PM

I have streamlined my driving habits... no spur of the moment or URGENT errands. If I don't plan for it... it doesn't happen... 2nd... is to slow down and practice "Conservation of Momentum" techniques. Maintaining speed, less braking and less accelerating.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 10, 2008 11:35:51 AM

I have slowed down.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 9, 2008 10:00:33 AM

I have slowed down.
narcar1973
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2008 6:20:33 PM

slow down and carpool
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 6, 2008 3:54:25 PM

I have slowed down.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 5, 2008 11:16:39 AM

I've slowed down.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 4, 2008 4:31:59 PM

I have slowed down.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 3, 2008 7:53:27 AM

I have slowed down.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Oct 1, 2008 11:44:35 AM

I have slowed down.
Quazar911
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2008 11:15:00 PM

I've made no changes for this purpose-I don't drive much anyway
clutchcargo
Sophomore Author North Carolina

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2008 3:32:15 PM

I drive the wife's VW to work on weekends.
CC
kingdick
Champion Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Sep 28, 2008 9:25:33 AM

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I have cut back on the miles I drive about 30% savings

I have reduced my speed now 55-60 from 70-75 MPH 25% savings

I avoid Ethanol and use Real gas (no Ethanol) 12% savings

Overall I have reduced my Gas Consumption from 1000 gallons in 2006 to 500 gallons projected for 2008.

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Ethanol as a general fuel is a HOAX !!!
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If everyone would do the same, demand would surely FALL.
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gasman14
All-Star Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2008 10:23:09 PM

Drive as little as possible
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Sep 26, 2008 12:07:54 PM

I have slowed down.
desparado367
Rookie Author Atlanta

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2008 12:40:19 PM

I kept my truck but I bought a trike with a little trailer and use it for most local trips now, even to the grocery store....80 MPG
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Sep 24, 2008 8:36:30 AM

Slowed down.
rjr54
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: Sep 20, 2008 12:56:09 PM

In 2004, I bought a fuel efficient car. And it has already paid for itself.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Sep 19, 2008 10:56:30 AM

I have slowed down.
radarman
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Sep 17, 2008 1:41:40 PM

I have slowed down.
bobjeep
Champion Author Las Vegas

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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2008 1:33:03 PM

Drive a lot less, a whole lot!

[Edited by: bobjeep at 9/14/2008 1:34:53 PM EST]
gasman14
All-Star Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Sep 14, 2008 12:52:51 PM

Drive less
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